In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to properly setup your domain if you have your domain with Moniker. Please follow ALL these steps in order.

Step 1: Find your Domain

After you login into Your account, find in the left hand side menu ‘Domains’. Click on ‘Domains’ and select ‘My Domains’.

click my domains

Step 2: Select Your Domain To Edit

If you have multiple domains you’ll see a list, otherwise there should only be 1 domain to choose from. Select the domain you want to edit.

click the domain

Step 3: Create Subdomain

After you have selected your domain, you’ll be presented with the information about that domain. The field at the bottom automatically has your domain, all you have to do is add www and click Create Subdomain.

moniker create subdomain

Step 4: Adding The CNAME

A pop-up will appear when you click ‘Create Subdomain’. Check the box for CNAME, then add apartment.wpengine.com in the CNAME field.

click cname checkbox

Step 5: Adding The Redirect

After setting up the CNAME record and saving changes, the pop-up will close. Find where it says ‘Subdomain Overview’ and click ‘Edit’ next to your newly created subdomain.

root domain

A new pop-up will show when you click ‘Edit’. Under ‘Web Settings’ select ‘Redirect’. Then add you domain name.

NOTE: Be sure to add www in front of your Domain Name.

redirect
redirectURL

Once you’ve added the redirect click ‘Save’.

Step 6: Attach Your Domain To Your Site

Almost finished. Log into your Apartment Investor Pro account and scroll down till you see on the side menu ‘Tools’. Hover over tools and click on ‘Domain Mapping’.

domain mapping tools in WP dashbaord

Once you’re redirected add Your domain to the ‘Map new domain name’ Field.

Adding your domain name

What you’ll also want to do is click the Star icon under ‘Actions’ for the domain you just added. This will make it the primary domain. Otherwise, it will use your Apartment Investor Pro URL as the primary and will affect your sitemap. What does this mean? Well if you are concerned about SEO, it’ll make a difference because all of the URLs in your sitemap will show as your Apartment Investor Pro domain name if you don’t change your primary domain.

IMPORTANT: Include the ‘www’. You may not have any domain in the list above unlike the picture above. Whether you only have 1 or multiple, make sure to select ‘Directed to mapped (primary) domain’ for Your new domain.

Step 7: Request SSL Certificate

The last thing you’ll want to do is set up an SSL certificate. What is an SSL certificate? An SSL certificate makes your website more secure. It also puts the little “secure” lock icon in your web browser when you visit your site. Having an SSL certificate can help people to trust your website.

This last step however, you cannot do yourself. You’ll need to submit a request for an SSL Certificate to Apartment Investor Pro support. Once you have submitted the request, you can sit back and relax as our team sets up your SSL Certificate.

Once Completed you will receive a confirmation email letting you know the process has been completed.

If you run into any issues, feel free to contact support.